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pitsburg charged with being the shooter police say there is still outrage over the murder. city councilman plans toin troo dus legislation denied before. he's again calling for a gang injunction and wants expanded injunctions in other neighborhoods and a city-wide curfew. >> and i think that the mayor to city council we have to really not just come to the event and mourn people, but have to enact real tools for the police to do their job. >> his family just moved to the neighborhood where the little boy became an unintended target last week. his parents are unemployed but say they plan to start a foundation to combat violence in the city using money raised in their son's memory to do it. >> we need to stop the violence stop the gangs doesn't matter what you are.
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>> according to court documents just released the suspected driver in this drive bif tonight. any ininvolvement in this shooting. the district attorney is seeking his extradition from nevada back to the bay area. >> thank you. >> a father and his daughter triggered an amber alert may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. at least that is what the grandfather is saying tonight. deputies discovered bodies of the 49-year-old and his 2-year-old daughter saturday near placerville. they were found inside of the vehicle but authorities are not confirming the cause of death. his father is blaming the court system saying his son killed himself and his daughter following a bitter custody battle. >> two civil liberties groups backing away from threats to sue bart over the decision to shut down cell phone service.
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american civil liberties union met while hundreds descended on several bart stations and shut them down. and they were angry and electronic frontier foundation backed away from the suit. the protest shut down four states for several hours. police say it is inconvenience for riders no arrests were made. >> in a speech today the president acknowledged times are tough but said americans are tougher. a statement here and around the country to be sure. people looking for work will tell their stories to members of the bay area congressional delegation. >> and i'm in the church here in oakland. this is featuring congress
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woman barbara lee and congressman mike honda. it's a schans for americans to tell lawmaker what's they're up against when it comes to jobs. >> we want to lead no store unturned whit comes to strength strengthening the economy. >> gloria hopes the business community is listening. >> we'll turn out to be the best employees. and we're going walk the line to do the best we can to do a good job on the job. >> spending three hours per day in accomplices like the one-stop career center. this is the testimonial congress woman wants to hear tonight. >> often times poor people who don't have the money don't get a chance to go to these thicks. so i want them on record talking about and speaking out
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about what issues are. what the difficulties are. >> oakland has a highest unemployment rate in any big city. the challengers here will be part of a legislative jobs agenda, push bid democratic leaders including nancy pell yogsy. >> where does job creation occur? small businesses and it occurs by paying adequate wages to people. >> and there are opportunities out there. all we need is one. >> democrats holding forums like this one tonight around the country and taking those comments back to washington in september. >> and a pittsburgh man convicted of killing the mother of his child will spend 35 years to life in prison. the sentence yens handed down against james mitch yes. he was convicted keller found
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dead in july 2009. mitchell is the son of the late porn king jim mitchell. >> and a judge ruled a special education teacher will stand trial on charges he raped a developmentally challenged teacher's aide. jerry johnson accused of attacking this 18-year-old woman who has a mental capacity of a 7-year-old. prosecutors say he is facing an enhancement of great bodily injure because the omwoman is pregnant. he has pleaded not guilty. >> and santa rosa police are facing new criticism over controversial photographs of children taken during a neighborhood festival. photos taken at south park day this weekend show a police officer allowing children to handle weapons use bid the s.w.a.t. team. and one young boy shown holding an assault rif.
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another shows a boy grabbing a riot gun on a table. and one santa rosa city council member says the photos are alarming and children should not be that close to weapons like this. the chief and event organizers argue they were unloaded and seeing them helps the community better understand mission and work of law enforcement. >> prison officials say it does not appear -- the corrections department expects to reduce it by december. and officials do expect to meet the second deadline by removing 20,000 inmates by next june. california has until june 2014 to lower population by 33,000 inmates or 23%. the court ordered those reductions to improve medical care for inmates. >> leaders from california and nevada vowing to work together to protect lake tahoe.
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but admit it will not be easy. the senator hosted the lake tahoe senate today leaders vow to update the 20 year plan guiding development and regulations and is now four years overdue. >> new reality is that funding is limited and while the private sector is a valuable partner, we must ask more from the ski industry from resort and homeowners. >> a bill providing $415 million to spur state and local invest manies in the area passed a senate committee but never got a floor vote. >> and just ahead a judge sinks a plan to turn bay water into drinking watt yir. >> and research finds a link
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between how much tv you watch and how long you'll live. >> i'm sandhya patel. the warm summer weather is going to stick around for a few more days. i'll have the range of temperatures coming up. >> and trance form your fears to fuel. >> a super hero for young women. a military pioneer inspearing people a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
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good news, no word on why it overturned. >> there is a set back tonight for supporters of a plan to turn salt water from the bay into drinking water. a judge ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by opponents of the project saying the environmental review was flawed in part because it failed to assess impact on the marine life. officials dispute that and have 50 days to appeal n 2009 the district approved a facility in san rafael to convert up to 15 million gallons of bay water into drinking water every day. >> real estate tracking firm says sales dropped nearly 14% from june to july. just under 7,000 houses and condos changing hands. an lifts say it's normal, but the numbers were down more than usual.
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should be noted home sales were nearly 2% higher z data quick says the median home price is now $374,000. >> there is a late start. so there is a big question. your kids need to wear helmets while snow boarding. >> you've reported on kids have to wear helmets on a bicycle the governor signed this law they'll have to wear one on the slopes saying skiers and snowboarders in california must trap on head gear if they're under 18 years old. and an industry group says half of the 38 skier who's died on slopes in the united states last year were not wearing helmets. under the law parents could be fined up to $25 if kids are found without a helmet.
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>> you have thousands of accidents where there are brain injuries and nearly half of those could have been prevented. >> opponents say the measure is an example of nanny government. the governor has 12 days to sign or veto the bile is the economy so bad that even walmart is too expensive? this shows sales were down by nearly 1% last quarter. the same time sales are up at dollar general and family dollar stores, walmart says there are fewer customers and folks are running out of money earlier in the month than before. >> if you travel this summer you know have another place to
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show them off. check out this web site. called tacky tourist photos.com. invites you post your typical tourist voteos -- photos for the world to see. it's loaded with pictures of travelers posing in famous monuments and museums and beaches. the web site says that is one of my favorites. saying don't worry about looking tacky. idea is to embrace silly vid side of being a typical tourist its good fun. >> it's greats with tackier the better huh? >> thank you. >> and a new federal report finds women are an untapped resource in fields of science and math finding women makeup half of the work force but hold fewer than a quarter of the positions. about 40% of men entered this work nors only 26% of their counter parts chose this year.
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and listen to this story. she's become a military role model, a new mission, she was the first african american woman combat pilot in history. she's using her experiences to inspire others. and don sanchez caught up with fly girl you may be inspired. dwrur about to meet an extraordinary woman. if she runs for office i told her she'd possibly win. she's become a note moet vacational speaker and taking a lot of us along with her. this is the field of operations now. mentoring young girls in pearls of wisdom lunchen. >> motivation is external but inspired to take action. >> action was her middle name before this.
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she was the first african american marine combat pilot in history. here she is coming to the assistance of u.s. troops pinned down. >> target had been destroyed along with a weapons cache. >> it was about proving her snefl a male-dominated field. >> was there a challenge? >> absolutely. but even guys have challenge autos it isn't a surprise for this woman whose nickname is fly girl. she was a police officer mosquito cop and professional football player its about living an exciting and juicy life. what do we have to do to have fun? >> and taking other as long with her. it's about overcoming obstacle autos running a play on a field field, you roll and take it to the end zone. then think afterwards wow. i almost missed that block. and you have to stay in the
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zone whit counts. >> she's written a book seven steps she says people can follow to accomplish goals that matter her niece admits there are time that's were scary but she turned it around. now, using that kind of confidence on another battlefield. >> i'd like to say trance form your fears to fuel. how to use to it fuel us? >> and she's quite dynamic. and she working with veterans to them create new businesses saying there are two ways to success that is first time, and again. >> words to live by. >> and watching a lot of television could shorten your life spachblt researchers at university of queensland found that life span fell by 22 minutes for every hour of tv watched. after the age of 25. and people watching an average
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of six hours of tv per day lived nearly five years less than those who didn't watch. and others warning it is leslie -- likely indirect paying less attention to how much we eat and exercise. >> and so watching television news is excepted. >> you can exercise. >> work out while watching us here, on the news. if you're heading out tomorrow it's going to be another beautiful day. coastal areas came down today coming up tomorrow. so there is a mild day along the coast tomorrow. here is a live look from san jose. it's sunny temperatures and a high of 80 degrees beautiful mild down there. take a look at the vantage point. you can see sutro tower.
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it's about 1200 feet deep tonight. it's going to remain shallo we're expecting earlier burn off tomorrow. and there is fog just sitting there few places seeing sun break through. cooler as a result. there is numbers right now you'll see someplaces have gotten into low 90s 61 now in san francisco and half moon bay. and stouj bay. and north bay 83 in santa rosa. low clouds and fog tonight warm inland tomorrow. it's going to be cooling down and this is not until weekend you'll feel a cooling trend. overnight, looking for fog just pushing inland. and not making very much progress because of the marine layer so shallow.
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so there is some areas of fog in the north bay. and there is usual spots. temperatures first thing in the morning mainly 50s heading out the door need a sweater or jacket along the coastline. and looking at water vapor no big changes coming up but tomorrow you'll notice an area of low pressure spinning here and going to drop clouds late wednesday. and this gives us color. tomorrow afternoon 81 in san jose. and there is occasional high clouds filtering sun. 78 for palo alto and redwood city. low to mid-60s near the coast. fog will be around. and pacifica is coming up a
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couple degrees. today, high only into upper 50s downtown san francisco 67 degrees. north bay, upper 50s to low 60 as long the coast. 88 degrees in calistoga. 74 oakland. there is inland areas warm summer day. around the bay 69 in monterey 76 in watsonville. here is the accu-weather forecast. mid-60s coastside. so enjoy the summer time warmth for a couple more days. we're looking at a kooming trend saturday and sunday. there is low 60s on the coast. but at or below normal its warm enough. >> absolutely. >> very pleasant. >> coming up why animal rights activists held a
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protest in front of a corin kons slit over. >> i summer stew. >> a local photographer using 19th century technology to bring a new perspective to a 21st century world. that is at 6:00. we'll be right back here. 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phphphphph protests held today against korean custom of eating dog meat. >> a group held up images of kaejed dogs they say are brutally killed. >> eating dogs in korea increases in august due to a popularity of a summer stew some say helps beat the heat. >> animal rights activists accuse the korean government of ignoring its own law. >> it's illegal to consume cats and dogs in south korea. but the south korean government because it's
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shameful indifference turns a blind eye openly sanking this elicit flourishing dog and cat industry. >> the korean consulate did not want to comment on this issue. >> a small number eat it regularly. >> and as we continue here at 5:00 a's hoping to get the school year off to a good start. >> coming up next backpack gave hit a roam run withthththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththththytwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcgxgxgxgxwcwcwcwcoxoxoxoxoxoxox??????>ú>ú????wcwcwcwcwc>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>ú>úe
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new tonight at 6:00 a south bay city turns to technology to help take a bite out of crime. cameras giving police a view of what is going on. >> and why tylenol may help treat emotional distress. and from michael finney latest trend in travel. where you can turn in a flash to save money on your next trip. its coming up at 6:00.
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and now back to dan and cheryl. >> hundreds of kids going to school with a smile after meeting two players. >> and pitchers geo gonzales signed autographs for children in a give away z they were able to pick out backpacks and fill them with supplies. >> this is important for the kids to have what they need to be successful. >> some 500 backpacks were delivered this year. >> thanks for doing that. that is going to do it for us. thank. this is "world n ns." and tonight, taking action. american families making a difference. saving more, paying off credit cards. will this bring america back? and what about the head of starbucks, who says he's

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